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Willie's Blues

   Artist: Willie Dixon (with Memphis Slim)
Label: Bluesville
Orig. Released: 1958
Catalog No.: LPBLUE1003
Condition: Sealed-Reissue
Format: LP

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Since the early Fifties, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of "Nervous" and "Built for Comfort," it includes eight lesser known compositions from Dixon's prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby and guitarist Wally Richardson.-- OBCLP-501-Sticker.
Track Titles
Nervous
Good Understanding
That's My Baby
Slim's Thing
That's All I Want Baby
Don't You Tell Nobody
Youth To You

Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
Built For Comfort
I Got A Razor
Go Easy
Move Me


 

Musicians
WITH WALLY RICHARDSON, HAL ASHBY, GUS JOHNSON
 
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